Denise Perrier

  Mayor Jerry Brown of Oakland, California awarded a "Key to Creativity" to Ms. Perrier during the City of Oakland's 150th Anniversary Celebration in May 2002. The Mayor said "You have been chosen to receive this award in recognition of your outstanding achievements in the performing arts."

The Premier Jazz vocalist, is in demand world-wide.

For booking, call 415.474.2335, or send an e-mail to: Please include the name of the state in which you reside.  


Welcome again to Denise Perrier's Newsletter ! See below regarding upcoming shows and other great stuff!

Saturday, May 6th

Downtown Restaurant is much more than a unique dining experience. It offers audiences an opportunity to embrace and share great music.

Music starts at 9 p.m.

2102 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley 510.649.3810

Denise will be accompanied by pianist Art Khu and bassist Buca Necak.

Friday, May 12th

Citrellas showcases some of the very best in the music business and fine dining.

8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

845 Main Street, Half Moon Bay 650.726.4090

Denise will perform with the Michael O'Niel Trio, featuring pianist Tammy Hall.

Tuesday May 16th

The Marin Art & Garden Center

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

30 Sir Francis Drake in Ross, CA 415.455.5260

Denise is featured with Bryan Gould's Swing Fever Band.

Tuesday May 16th

Panama Hotel

8:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.

4 Bayview Street, San Rafael 415.497.3993

Denise is again featured with the Swing Fever Band

Sunday, May 21st

Healdsburg Hotel

7:00 p.m. to 900 p.m.

25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg 707.431.2800

Denise with the Tammy Hall Trio, featuring Tammy Hall on piano, Marcus Shelby on bass and Kent Bryson on drums

Monday, May 29th

Jazz at Pearl's

(see attached press release)

256 Columbus Ave., San Francisco 415.291.8255

Live recording with Houston Person

Saturday, June 3rd

Ebony Boat Club at Bruno'w Island Yacht Harbor

1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

1200 W. Brannan Island Roak, Islenton, CA
Ticket infomation: 540.237.8254

A Jazz Wine Festival. Food, wine and music galore with Denise featured the 17-piece Junius Courtney Big Band.

Sunday, June 11th

"Montgomery Village" Jazz and Wine Music Series

Montgomery Village Shopping Center. Hwy. 12 (Farmers Lane) and Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA

Denise Perrier's Band.


Bright Moments

May 1st, Denise returned from her favorite place and during her favorite time of the year, St. Petersburg, Russia. The weather was incrrediblily sunny and warm. This visit also coincided with the arrival of a unique fish, "Korushka," which swims up the Neva River once a year, very tasty and plentiful and her favorite.

Performing for the opening of Shatyor, s summer cafe operated by the famous Opera Restaurant. It was a tented glamouras affiar. She also heard the first draft of music being written for her symphonic chamber concerts later this fall. Reuniting once again with her musical director/pianist, Andrei Kondakov, photographer, Olga Urvantseva and good friend and promoter, Genady Shamin, made this trip very special.

As always..............GET UP, GET OUT and ENJOY the MUSIC.......SEE YOU THERE.........!

Denise's CD's are available thru Amoeba, Borders Book & Music,Tower Records and her websites.

For bookings or CD's direct, call 415-474-2335 or email: 

Websites are: or:  and

 Denise's newest CD is out and available via Jazz Now Direct CD store, or from and it's titled, Live at Yoshi's, Blue Monday Party.....Get in line!!! This is more than just another CD!  In JazzWeek Jazz Chartbound November 26, 2004 Denise's CD Live at Yoshi's Blue Monday Party was number 4 out of 12 on the chart.  Noted composer / lyricist Hugh Martin says: "This new album of yours is the best Jazz I've heard in sixty or seventy years. I can't believe anyone can sing Ellington & Jimmie Mchugh; etc.,like you (do) in the twenty first century!....Something new and thrilling has come into your work. There is a sureness, an infallibilityof musicianship that is overwhelming!"

From Jazz 89 KUVO Denver Radio:

We received your effervescent CD. (Denise Perrier Live at Yoshi's Blue Monday Party) We like it, and are playing it. I am pals with (Clifford Brown, Jr.) Brownie Jr. so it's good to see his liner notes. I like the Latin-tinged moments of your album. I'll be at the IAJE in January in Long Beach, so call, if you're going I hope to catch up with you. Are my colleagues at KCSM playing you? Jessie "Chuy" Varela is my ace in the place. We carry Bob Parloche overnight here as well.

Too bad the Duke medley is too long for radio, (except for KKUP 91.5 FM Cupertino, CA) it's fabulous. I'm old enough, not only to remember what a rumpus room is, but t recall your brother's, Paul Jackson, tremendous performance with the Brothers Escovedo's Azteca ensemble. Ever since I heard, "Can't Take The Funk Out Of Me," that along with Tower's "You Got To Funkafize" and the Headhunters with the 4 Pointer Sisters' "God Made Me Funky" have been my trifects of funk anthems fueling my East Bay grease to this day.

...Live at Yoshi's is a nice album, thanks for all the "bo do di o do's" and keep swingin' and bubblin' Fantastic to see someone finally cover Dinah's "Big Long, Slidin' Thing..." Great Job

Arturo Gómez
Music Director
Jazz89, KUVO
Colorado's First & Only HD FM Radio Station


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